March is Women’s History Month

Migrant Mother from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Migrant Mother from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

This iconic photograph has long intrigued the American public. There have been numerous attempts to tell the story of this American woman’s life. But her story is just one of many stories worth telling. There are a number of resources available to those who want to know more stories of women’s lives.

To learn the story of the woman behind this photograph, you can head over to the Library of Congress Print & Photographs Reading Room. The Library of Congress also has a website entitled American Women that is billed as a gateway to the Library of Congress’s resources for the study of Women’s History in the United States.

At the Women’s History Month website, items from the collections of the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are assembled and accessible from this single web page, including an interactive 3D model from the Smithsonian of the leather and wool-lined flight suit Amelia Earhart wore during her first solo trans-Atlantic flight in 1932.

You can also search the Luria Library collection for more stories of women’s lives.

And don’t forget our 2015 SBCC Reads book, Orange is the New Black, which tells the story of the lives of women in prison. You can pick up a free copy at the library reference desk and join in the discussion. Learn more here.